Mafia II Load Chapter Mod

This enables a hidden debug “Load Chapter” option in the main menu.

This is basically a better version of Costa’s freeride mod.


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48 Responses to “Mafia II Load Chapter Mod”

  1. Skomski says:

    Do you have something to repack sds รณr do you only change things with hexeditor?

    • Skomski says:

      OK it’s packed at bulk and you have to unpack it. Can you share some information how you repack?

  2. s0beit says:

    He uses a program he made himself to repack.

    It is in the SVN

  3. MeKoN26 says:

    This mod is the BEST !!! Well done guys keep it up! I hope to update this mod! Thank you very much!

  4. Gt345 says:

    hey.. when i start the game it always goes back to desktop… and when i try to load a side mission it loads to death -.-
    any help?

  5. lqlz says:

    Thanks very much!

  6. hiepghe says:

    OMG, in that new chapter, i saw jimmy vendetta, that is jimmy vendetta DLC, it already in the game

  7. Sabera says:

    I dowloaded the mode it is great but jimmys vendetta chapters are stuck on the loading except firs mission and tutorial. And jimmys head is black can you fix these please?

  8. hiepghe says:

    So what we are going to do ? Wait till they throw a complete free ride patch or something ?

  9. eatdapoopoo says:

    not a better version…

  10. Kevin says:

    Awesome mod. Whats with the “catch the escapee” thing outside of your house on free roam mode? You get into the blue car on the street and the red one takes off and you have to chase him? Whats that deal? Little buggy but nice.

  11. Freeze Dried Fish says:

    I’m trying to reset my L4D2 stats, but my weapons and other stuff won’t reset. I’ve tried to set all their values to 0, but it keeps coming up with this strange error.

  12. slomp says:

    Wrong thread Freeze Dried Fish.

  13. Andrashi says:

    Can I kindly ask for compiled version of SDS explorer? It looks like the best editing tool so far.

    Thanks in advance

  14. Andrashi says:

    Hey Rick,

    awesome job with Gibbed.Illusion.

    Maybe it is duplicite work, but I wanted to give you credit for Your work, so HERE->

    It is stuff from tables.SDS/tables/weapons.tbl

    It contains deciphered meaning of some values in that table; it can come handy when modding this game to be less arcadey (I have toyed with recoil and inaccuracy multipliers, results are really pleasing).

    I used those weird numbers in the column headers as marking. I wish it makes sense to you ^_^
    Feel free to use it when updating Gibbed.Illusion.
    And please, add save option for tables. Thank you very much in advance.


  15. Oliver says:

    I downloaded the file (size 4,41 mb). When I unziped it there is just 1 file: gui-main.sds. What have i done wrong?

  16. Masoud says:

    Hi, i want translate mafia II to persian, do you have tool for this?


  17. orangpelupa says:

    hi Rick ๐Ÿ˜€
    may i modify this mod of yours and redistribute it?
    i will put the apropriate credits and also keep your “watermark” on the maingame menu intact.

    thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. kuzkuz27 says:

    hey guys….. i need a help, i cant play the load chapter in this mod… it keeps loading and loading…

  19. Nik says:

    I couldn`t select any level, the window was empty and Steam deleted my language -.-

  20. asbillo says:

    I have the Steam version of the game. I placed “RICKS” gui-main.sds in the folder:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\sds_en\gui

    When I load Mafia II I see an option to load chapter from the main menu. *so far so good ๐Ÿ™‚
    However, when I click load chapter everything is blank? There are no missions to select from the load chapter menu? Everything is blank. The only thing I can click on is the level of difficulty option at the very bottom of the menu.

    Can someone please help me figure out how to get this working. As far as I know you only need gui-main.sds. am I missing a step? See youtube videos of this working for other people and it’s aggravating as all hell.


  21. MX says:

    great mod! the only problem i have is that i cant save the altered table 0.bin with the Gibbed.Illusion.ExploreSDS ยฟwgy i cant save the altered file? i want to edit some things but i cant save
    if someone knows how to edit that file without hex editors please tellme

  22. Gaz says:

    Can’t get it to work on steam, please help rick !!! Have extracted files to correct folder, when i start game, it comes up with your little text logo on game main menu and the laod chapter on main menu is there, but when I click on it there is nothing listed only a blank page, with two options back or change diffuculty setting, no chapter at all listed !! Please help ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. SmilerGrogan says:

    Same problem for me. Blank page…

  24. freakyone98 says:

    Help, when I click Load Chapter its Blank. PLS Help

  25. afk4ever says:

    This mod just makes Mafia 2 crash. Now I can’t play Mafia 2 at all. Before the loading screen, it crashes. Please help me. Respond ASAP.

  26. Laxe123 says:

    It work’s a little bit… i can see the load chapter thing but when i click there it is blank! PLZ help me someone!!!

  27. Noorddam says:

    I downloaded this mod but if i press the load chapter its empty!
    how can y fix this? I downloaded this mod before but deleted it. Now i installed it again en its empty?

  28. MDELTA says:

    Please help me the loader chapter is empty !

  29. DarkWolf says:

    Same problem and looks like it isn’t getting fixed but posting cause i hope it will.

  30. Vido says:

    Thank you so so so much.It’s very good mod.

  31. Alex says:

    PROBLEM WITH MOD!!! Hey man, whenever i open up the loadchapter menu in the mafia 2 menu, it is completely blank and there are no chapters. The one you get to through the menu>the story>load chapter is still good adn is perfect, but the ope from the mod is broken becasue when you open it up it is just completely blank with nothing at all. Please help!!!!

  32. pog says:

    probably needs updating.
    it was made long time a go.

  33. Mafiahelp says:

    Same problem as people above the load chapter area is blank

  34. Mafiahelp says:

    Fixed the problem go the this website and it will explain how to do it

  35. Scofield says:

    I need your help with something. Mafia 2 .sds extractor programs have made.
    I can not get the PS3 file. ๐Ÿ™

    Please type the program will extract this file and will re-import.

    Sorry, my little english.

    Example File:


  36. Martin says:

    Hey Rick,

    I’ve wanted to ask you if there is a chance that you can help us decrypting Mafia 3’s .SDS format. Encryption Method and Archive Structure has changed a bit.